RESULTS: New York Magnificent Jewels


New York

New York Magnificent Jewels

New York – Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sale no: 2544 – Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]









Lots Sold: 290

Lots Offered: 304

Sold by Lot: 95%

Sold by $: 97%



Exchange Rate: £0.63 = $1 /  €0.76 = $1





Estimate ($)


Purchase Price



The Clark Pink

A cushion-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond ring of 9.00 cts by Dreicer & Co., circa 1910

$1,751,000 per ct

Most Valuable Pink Diamond Ever Sold In The United States At Auction

6,000,000 - 8,000,000






The Perfect Diamond

A rectangular-cut D color IF diamond of  44.09 cts

$169,500 per ct

Estimate on request






The Clark Diamond

A  rectangular-cut D color potentially IF diamond ring of 19.86 cts by Cartier

$156,400 per ct

2,000,000 - 3,000,000




International Trade


A sugarloaf Kashmir cabochon sapphire ring of 31.53 cts by Van Cleef & Arpels

$84,300 per ct

World Auction record for a cabochon Kashmir sapphire

300,000 - 500,000




US Trade


A fancy yellow and fancy light yellow diamond cluster necklace by Graff

1,500,000 - 2,500,000






A pear-shaped D color potentially IF diamond ring of 16.33 cts by Van Cleef & Arpels

$128,500 per ct

1,850,000 - 2,500,000




European Trade


A cushion-cut fancy intense yellow VS1 diamond ring of 43.49 cts by Graff

$ 43,100 per ct

1,000,000 - 1,500,000






A five-strand natural pearl necklace

600,000 - 800,000




Middle East Trade


An oval-cut F color IF diamond of 15.08 cts

$94,600 per ct

1,250,000 - 1,550,000




Asian Private


A rectangular-cut E color VS1 diamond of 15.58 cts

$ 84,400 per ct

800,000 - 1,200,000




International Trade



Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry, Christie’s Americas, commented: “The collection of jewels from the Estate of Huguette M. Clark sparkled in the saleroom with the $15.7 million Clark Pink becoming the most valuable pink diamond ever sold at auction in America. The entire collection, which has fascinated collectors and press worldwide, achieved a total of $20.8 million against a presale estimate of $9 million. This is the second most valuable private collection sold in the United States in the last decade, just behind the legendary jewels of Elizabeth Taylor. We now look forward to Jewels For Hope: The Collection of Mrs. Lily Safra Sold to Benefit 20 Charitable Institutions, to be offered in Geneva on May 14.”

Press Contact

Erin McAndrew, 212 636 2680

Date and Location of Next Sale

Geneva, 14 May 2012


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